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  1. As I build a custom showcase I am confronted with all these problems. And it's not as easy as it seems.
  2. Again, beyond skill, they do not have access to quality stones. the importance of stones, and their influence on the quality of polishing, should not be underestimated.
  3. the problem with all this is that a European polisher, even the most talented, with 30 years of training with a Japanese master, will not be able to do an optimal job if he does not have access to the right stone. and have known that good stones are increasingly rare, and that even Japanese polishers are starting to have difficulty finding them. Talent without the material is useless
  4. There is a certain Reynold Pasquette in Normandy who practices polishing, but I do not know if he is competent in this field. On the other hand it beautifully restores the armor
  5. strongly that Japan passes above certain beliefs, because they have an incredible archaeological and historical reservoir, which will eventually disappear. For us, student of nihonto, it is the possibility of increasing the subjects of study for certain distant period, whose works are rarer. thanks for the info, I'll try to do a study on it. What are the sites already searched, what was found on these sites. what are the promising sites which remain and what is the potential of discovery in these sites. I may be sent emails to museums and universities in Japan for that.
  6. ah no I don't know, it is easily found? in any case from what I see it looks very interesting, even if there is always the barrier of the language of Japanese ... the more I study, the more I want to learn, the more I get says that learning Japanese becomes "compulsory" because not knowing this language becomes a handicap. To come back to the subject, do you think that all that needs to be discovered has been discovered, or there may still be great discoveries in this area? Maybe I'm wrong and I'm counting on you to correct me, but I have the impression that the Japanese have a very specific archelogical culture. To give an example, in Europe historical sites have been excavated enormously, each restoration of a site almost necessarily involves an excavation. So that in Japan, once again I have the impression that the golden age of archeology and in front of them.
  7. hello gentlemen I'm looking for info / articles / pictures on old nihonto found in mounds of earth during excavations, some have been restored I think? there isn't a lot of info on the net regarding these blades and it's digs.
  8. no because for it to be "three cedars", as the name suggests, there are three, two small and one large, (the two small for the valley). on your blade they are the same size.
  9. indeed it is a beautiful showcase, but it is not mine. I hope to have a similar rendering on mine. I will build it to measure. the hardest part is for the glass plate, I would like it to be in one single piece so as not to have an unsightly join which will hamper the visibility and appreciation of the swords.
  10. Nice find, from what I see a hamon gunome which loses in amplitude in this approach of the kissaki, I am of the same opinion as Chris. Any late edo, or possibly any early meiji. There doesn't seem to be any major flaw. On the other hand it seems to me even red rust on the site of the habaki, it is necessary to stabilize it.
  11. I have never looked into the subject until now, but it is very interesting. for me at the moment, with the chimney fire running 24 hours a day, I am at 45%, below 40% it is harmful to the lungs I believe. other photos: (it is still around 45%) except the last one, which is strange, hoping that it is a malfunction of the hygrometer, because 58% is too much
  12. After a lot of research, in museum conservation articles. the optimal conservation range for wood is between 45% and 55%, for the anecdote the Mona Lisa is preserved at a rate of 55%. For metals the optimum conservation range is between 35 and 50%. So for the case of a conservation of a koshirae with a bare blade the best compromise would be to have a humidity level of 45%. I have found picture that support this.
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